It is that time of year once again, when in all secondary schools across the city, attention is turning to the final preparation of our students for the summer GCSE examinations. At Newland School for Girls we are encouraging all students, as always, to give their very best efforts as they finish coursework and begin their revision.
It is never too late to try your best and all students are reminded that they really 'can do it'!
It may seem strange to be thinking now about GCSE results day in August but it is worth getting all students to consider now how that day is going to feel for them.
It is one of the days I love best at Newland as girls and their parents gather anxiously in the summer sunshine.
To share in the smiles and the laughter as the relief of successful grades is revealed is always a tremendous pleasure.
The results of these GCSEs can be life changing for many students, with good results opening the door of a college place or perhaps an apprenticeship that will start a successful career.
Students in our city who are supported by their parents to take the opportunities on offer at school will gain the knowledge and skills required to pass their GCSEs and they will find a bright future.
How pleasing to hear of the new job opportunities that are going to be available soon following the investment from ABP and Siemens.
These employers and others too, will be looking to our students to have the qualifications and personal qualities to fill their vacancies – let's not disappoint them!
Current trends in the city at GCSE show that many of our students are as good as students anywhere – we just need to get the students to believe that and to have ambition!
I would like to end with this thought for all school pupils in Hull:
Learning is fun ....
join in .... succeed ....
you can do it!
Angela M. Martinson Head teacher Newland School for Girls
A Mathematics and Computing College
Council leader Cllr Carl Minns was unable to write this month's Insight due to publicity restrictions in advance of the local elections.
The leader's column returns in June.